Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Hello, Persephoneers! Our second film to commemorate Slay Belle’s 31 Days of Halloween is The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, released in 1920 and directed by Robert Wiene. It stars Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, and Lil Dagover. It was groundbreaking in many respects and is also considered a prime example of the expressionist art movement being used on film. Read More Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

We Try It! Movie: Dumplings

I recently watched a really strange horror film called Dumplings. The movie is all about women, abortion, the pressure women feel to look young, and because this is horror it’s also about cannibalism.  Dumplings can be found on Netflix instant in two different forms, as the 40 minute short film in “3 Extremes” and as a 90 minute feature length film.  The longer version answers a lot of questions a viewer might have after seeing the shorter film and fills in some important gaps, but the 40 minute version works fine as well. Read More We Try It! Movie: Dumplings

Sanitizing The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

I’ve been casually following the American remake of Stieg Larssen’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie, namely the criticism that its being sanitized for prudish American audiences who are too lazy to read subtitles.   But in my opinion, the series was already sanitized for American audiences.  The Swedish title of the first book is Men Who Hate Women.  There is no way the series would have sold as well.  Read More Sanitizing The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo